Plans for the new integrated care resource centre in Cardigan are continuing to move forward.

Ground investigation work has started on the site and is expected to be completed in the next couple of weeks. Design and healthcare planning teams have also been appointed and are working on developing plans for the new facility, with building work anticipated to start in April 2015.

An option appraisal will take place on 3 June at which representatives of the stakeholder group have been nominated to attend.

In addition, the University Health Board is arranging a series of public engagement activities over the coming months to enable people to give their view on the plans for the new facility.

Sue Lewis, Project Director said: "We remain committed to moving forward with this exciting development in Cardigan and we are currently on track to submit the Outline Business Case for approval by the Welsh Government at the end of July 2014."

The new resource centre will provide a new and modern healthcare service for the local population in Cardigan and its surrounding areas, bringing care closer to home and in the community. A wide range of integrated health and social care services will be delivered by Hywel Dda University Health Board, the third sector, local authority and partner organisations and progress was outlined to members of the local community at a key stakeholders meeting on 15 May.

Further information on the public engagement events will be announced once the details are available.